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“Friendly owner, fair prices”
Review of Fishbowl

Fishbowl
Ranked #142 of 12,238 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours
Neighbourhood: City Center
Description: Located in the Empire Building on the 7th floor. Owned and manage by a highly experienced bar manager not from Japan. With over 290 different spirits, liquors, sake, whiskeys, and also Japanese Whiskeys there is always something for everyone here. Kirin Ichiban Shibori served on tap. Also serving beers from around the world and over 70 different types of Japanese CRAFT beers. Feel free to easily communicate in English as English is spoken fluently. Need help with anything in Kyoto, the staff can help.
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Friendly owner, fair prices”
Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

I came to the fishbowl after seeing it was highly rated on Trip Advisor. The owner is a very nice guy and has a lot of cool stories about japan. I highly recommend coming here for a night with friends or even just an evening drink.

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6 Thank Conrad D
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best night out”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Went in to have a few drinks to start the night. Ended up staying all night. Jesse is the most friendliest barman and has an amazing arsenal of drinks to mix. You will leave having made new friends and had a great night

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9 Thank stu v
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Main Beach, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Met Jesse”
Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Read the reviews and thought it was worth a visit. We weren't disappointed. Jesse was an excellent host and served the best gin gimblet I have had. His range of drinks was vast, and as he is bilingual it is a chance to get some of the Japanese greetings down pat.

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8 Thank Drsafe
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Aptos, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Drink like a fish in his place”
Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

Great cocktails plus Jesse should do stand up! He is an American from Guam mixing it in Kyoto! Check him out on the seventh floor of the Empire Building!

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5 Thank Smiley560
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Perth, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good drinks and wifi; win win”
Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

We met the bar tender Jesse at a local market, he was really friendly and helpful. Told us a few stories, and answered some question about the Kyoto area. He was very knowledgable about tourist attractions and where is actually worth going too. He has just had wifi installed, the winning reason for us paying a visit to fishbowl later in the night. Bar was nice, clean and drinks were good. Would visit again!

Visited April 2014
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7 Thank Allthingsmunchy
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